Crystal Palace and West Ham both failed to bring Lille midfielder Ibrahim Amadou to the Premier League from Ligue 1 in the January transfer window.
Premier League strugglers Crystal Palace came so close to signing Lille captain Ibrahim Amadou in January but now rivals Brighton want the Ligue 1 ace.
Everton signed Eliaquim Mangala on loan from Premier League rivals Manchester City, after missing out on Lille centre-back Adama Soumaoro.
It was not the most inspiring transfer deadline day for West Ham United, with only Preston North End striker Jordan Hugill arriving at the London Stadium.
Everton have signed centre-back Eliaquim Mangala on loan from Premier League rivals Manchester City but wanted Lille's Adama Soumaoro instead.
Ligue 1 strugglers Lille are demanding a big fee for Adama Soumaoro and Everton have turned their attention to Kevin Vogt and David Lopez instead.
Premier League trio Crystal Palace, Newcastle United and West Bromwich Albion all went into the January transfer window targeting Ligue 1 ace Amadou.
Crystal Palace could have signed Ibrahim Amadou for cheaper a year ago but will now have to pay big after Ligue 1 strugglers Lille reject another bid.
Premier League duo Everton and West Ham are keen to improve their defence with highly-rated Ligue 1 ace Adama Soumaoro a £20 million target.
Everton and Bournemouth are tracking Martin Terrier, who is starring in Ligue 1 for Strasbourg, with a view to a January Premier League switch.